JTM:MN - Michelle Ferrier - Passion of Place

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Michelle Ferrier of MyTopiaCafe.com, talks about her role in online community building in Florida. This effort is sponsored by a local newspaper. Ferrier observes within her audience a stronger connection with personal stories than traditional news. Here Ferrier discusses the motivation and inspiration for her work.

This video is a clip from the Journalism That Matters: The Passion of Place conversation that took place at Minnesota Public Radio. Twelve citizen-journalists -- "placebloggers" -- gathered on Friday, June 6, 2008, to discuss what motivates people to launch a local online news community and what are their challenges, their successes, the opportunities, vision and passion which accompany this work?

View the full 45 min version of the conversation here: http://www.archive.org/details/JournalismThatMattersMPR

For more info on Journalism That Matters, visit: JournalismThatMatters.org